Funky reception dancing, a speech with props, and a Ron Swanson painting guest book #Reader Round-up#converse#custom-made artwork#guestbook#literature theme#mismatched-bridesmaids#multi-colored dress#non-floral bouquet#short dress#toasting October 15 | Catherine Clark enidjcoleslaw Photo by Kymri Eldridge Crystal and Richie sneak a smooch behind a great Neil Gaiman book. It also looks like Crystal is sporting some literary nails too. I know some bookish brides will love this! We've also got some funky reception dancing, a speech with props, and a Ron Swanson guest book painting. It's a wacky week in reader submissions and I wouldn't have it any other way. Check out what the Offbeat Bride Flickr Pool, the Offbeat Bride Tribe, and Pinterest had in store for us. Gah! I love this mis-matched, but totally matching look. Even the bride's shoes coordinate! Photo by Evoke Photography Whitney's dad gave a toast that included props. That one on the left is a childhood drawing he blew up. Photo by Red Apple Tree Tribesmaid Chilli had a costumed choreographed dance from her family members. It looks righteous. Photo by Nick Smith A Ron Swanson painting as the guest book? These people are heroes. Brandi (Tribesmaid Pleasebehere) collaborated with her mom to make this crocheted bouquet. Photo by Bethany Chamberlin Laura & Stephen's retro jazz wedding We love our retro weddings, and this jazz and vintage-inspired wedding kicks ass. Some of the details included a tattooed and victory-rolled bride (with two... [more] Look at that face! What does she know that we don't? This is Tribesmaid Vavavicki's close friend's daughter in a handmade dress. Photo by Dagny Johnston Photography Tribesmaid Ninkasi wears a gorgeous Wai-Ching dress while walking down the aisle to Hendrix. Kelly and her groom look super dapper in their outfits with purple accents, including the bride's custom-made ombre dress. Photo by Photography by Tessie Here's a close-up of the groom's custom Converse! Photo by Photography by Tessie Click these most excellent Clicky Links: What we've pinned this week: fleece-lined leggings for winter weddings, an awesome black tutu for Halloween brides, and custom View-Master reels for cool photo centerpieces. Crystalace Stationary has created these free printable confetti tags that are ultra cute. ᔥ Wedding Friends Check out these Death Star earrings! It's a totally geektastic offering from Etsy seller Sudlow. A couple meets running a marathon and weds running the same marathon five years later. See the video at The Daily Mail. D&D fans unite in love for this D10 engagement ring from DragonsLorefury at DeviantArt. Offbeat Home shares some tips for saving your relationship with email. Find us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Flickr! If you're engaged, consider joining the Offbeat Bride Tribe, our private wedding planning community. This post features Offbeat Vendors! Check out their vendor listing to see how they cater to Offbeat Brides: Wai-Ching Want to see yourself in our Monday Montage? Submit your photos to the Offbeat Bride Flickr Pool. (Oh, and don't forget to credit your photographer!) Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark (aka Superman) is Offbeat Bride's Editor + Project Wrangler and a Chicago-based freelance web consultant. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video games and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, and cuddles with her feline fur baby. @enidjcoleslaw @whimsycatt PREVIOUS Use a diaper bag as your wedding catch-all bag NEXT How to let people help you with your wedding Toggle comments [ 9 ] So when can we see video of that dance? Those costumes are pretty epic! 3 agree Reply As soon as I get the footage back from the videographer I'll get them up somehow 0 agree Reply Ninkasi's dress I AM IN LOVE!!!! gosh golly gee willikers I mean W O W and hendrix. Please tell me we are going to see this wedding featured soon? 0 agree Reply Sure will! 1 agrees Reply looooooooooooooving the back of that dress…and the wonderful *matchiness* of all the green outfits! that was awesome. Makes me smile. 0 agree Reply That dance looks like Super Troopers to me (I got a happy)!!! 2 agree Reply Yup – my Mum & her two sisters surprised me with Super Trooper by Abba after I watched the film 'Mamma Mia' with her two years ago & commented that it would be funny if they did the same thing at my wedding! I had no idea that she took it on board! 0 agree Reply Those "literary nails" are Sally Hansen nail strips (http://sallyhansen.com/products/nails/nail-color/salon-effects-real-nail-polish-strips). I wore those exact ones to FanExpo in August and had tons of compliments. Here's what I learned: They're time-consuming to apply. I did get faster as I went along, but it took way longer than I had expected – probably as long as it would have taken to paint my nails normally. They didn't last as well as I had hoped. I put them on Tuesday evening and by the time I went to bed I already had a chip in one nail. By the end of the convention, they were trashed (chipped, peeling, cracked and crazed like old dishes). They may have stood up better over an acrylic nail or Shellac, but I was disappointed with how quickly they chipped. They were a pain to remove! Yes, they come off with regular nail polish remover, but there's adhesive under the polish, and that clumps up in sticky globs on your nail (and gets full of fuzz from the cotton pads I was using to remove the polish with). The adhesive does come off without too much effort, but again, it took longer than I was expecting. I'm not trying to turn people off – they do look phenomenal! But I thought I'd share my experiences. 1 agrees Reply They were the Sally Hansen nails, I put on a clear coat over the nails twice and it was easier for me to apply than nail polish (not coordinated when it comes to nails). I agree about them being a pain to remove tho. 0 agree Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.